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Old 10-26-2013, 08:36 PM
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Re: Nikon M-308

Warbler,
Did you ever get a scope for your .308 AR? I currently looking for a 4-16 power for my LAR-8. The Vortex mentioned above don't sound bad...
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:53 PM
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Re: Nikon M-308

New recommendation is the Vortex HS-T scope. It has an exposed target turret on both elevation and windage and both are 1/4MOA. It also has 75moa of windage and elevation movement, nearly double the Nikon. Great reticle too.


Not a BDC but real 2 Min increments on both axis.

Priced competitively too at about $560 at opticsplanet. Vortex Viper HS-T 4-16x44 VMR-1 Riflescope FREE S&H VHS-4309, VHS-4308. Vortex Rifle Scopes.

The Nikon is $530 with the plex reticle and goofy turrret knobs and half the internal adjustment. My gen 2 Monarch was a reasonable scope, but Nikon has gone off the rails with the latest generation of designs.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:08 PM
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Nice. Even though not BDC. Just input everything into JBM.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:16 PM
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Re: Nikon M-308

For the land I hunt on, I have a drop/windage chart clear taped to the left side of the stock. So other than measuring wind speed, I don't need any electronics in the field. I am sure that hunting in mountains will require a change in my approach...
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:16 PM
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Re: Nikon M-308

I own one solitary Nikon scope. It's a BDC in camo on my ML and candidly, I don't particularly like it. It seems to have the stiffest magnification adjustment of any of my scopes, it's just a plain PITA to crank the magnification up or down.

Never again.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:33 AM
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That honor goes to my Weaver. Flip, you do realize Nikon provides a setscrew on the zoom ring to adjust the stiffness ? Weaver has the same but it has no effect. Too much preload on the sealing O rings.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:45 AM
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That honor goes to my Weaver. Flip, you do realize Nikon provides a setscrew on the zoom ring to adjust the stiffness ? Weaver has the same but it has no effect. Too much preload on the sealing O rings.
No, I wasn't aware of that. Is it readily accessable? I really need to lighten up the turning effort.
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